The Stallion Scoop: 22Feb18

The Stallion Scoop: 22Feb18
Posted on 02/22/2018
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  • STAFF CHAT - The Principal's Podcast


battle of the books
Meet the CTE Battle of the Books Team! They each read all 10 books from the battle list, and practiced twice a week for five months with the club advisor Mrs. Loomer!
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STALLION SPOTLIGHT- get to know more about our amazing classrooms!

jones 2nd grade
While Ms. Jones reads with small groups of students, others work diligently on their assignments from their flow maps.
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announcement crewDid you know that Cherokee Trail broadcasts its daily announcement in video form? Yes! We have a hard-working crew of 6th graders who plan, script, broadcast, and produce an episode each day from the Library Media Center.
Every day the Crew covers: birthdays, school news, weather, sports, and Student Council activities. On Fridays the week's EPIC ticket winners are featured!
Check out CTE's YouTube channel and watch the daily announcements. Subscribe to the CTE YouTube channel and never miss what's going on at school!!

STAFF CHAT - Mr. Miller's podcast
: Mr. Miller has posted a new podcast for his weekly Staff Chat. Each podcast is available on CTE's YouTube channel - please subscribe and never miss any of the fun! Each week I will have a short interview with one of our staff members. Please enjoy the eighth episode with Grace Kelley.
Hi Chap Feeder Family, Here is a breakdown for this year’s Wish Week. Please pass this information to your families. We are wanting to involve the community as much as possible, and we would love your support at all these incredible events. Wish Week is a week-long event characterized by fostering a greater sense of understanding, generosity, and kindness within families, schools, and the community as a whole. This is Chaparral’s fifth year partnering with Make-A-Wish Colorado, an incredible organization that helps grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening illnesses. Here is how you can get involved:

- WISH WEEK 2018 (2-9Mar18) - WISH WEEK EVENTS - WISH WEEK FEEDER DANCE WAIVER Wish Week truly offers a special opportunity to change a family’s life forever. We would love your support in making this a reality. Whether it’s your time, energy, or money, we encourage you to get involved with the Chap Family to help grant a wish that will impact a child’s life forever. Thank you for your support, Chloe Croissant - Feeder School Event and Inclusion Coordinator


Yearbook Order: It's time to order your 2017-2018 yearbook. If you believe you may have ordered a yearbook last Fall and would like to find out, please send CTE PSP an e-mail and we will let you know. Box Tops: Please turn in all Box Tops by Friday, Feb. 23rd at 3:30pm! Last week's winner was Mr. Major's class. They received donuts for their victory. This week's winner will receive 10 extra minutes of recess. The grand prize winner will receive a pizza party! Who will it be?? See the standings below:

1. Major 2000

2. Jones 1163

3. Holmes 826

4. Briese 640

5. Crawford 587

6. Kelley 540

7. Putman 501

8. Duncan 461

9. Levine 404

10. Bruce 345

11. Reynolds 302

12. Hegre 229

13. Budniewski 205

14. Dawson 16

Total = 8219

StuCo's Next Service Project We will be partnering with Chaparral High School's Student Government for their Wish Week. We will do Penny Wars from February 26-March 2 and Spirit Week from March 5-9. All donations will go directly to Chap's Wish Week. Our Wish Week kick off assembly is tomorrow, Friday February 23rd, and we can't wait to see what we raise. Remember pennies are positive and silver is negative. So, you'll want to put pennies in your grade level tub and silver in another grade level's tub. The grade who collects the most points (+ for pennies and - for silver/bills) will win a movie and popcorn party!

Volunteers Needed Please consider volunteering an hour over the next four months of school. We have several PSP events coming up and teachers can always use some support. Contact PSP or Tenielle Miller (at the front desk) for more information. Celebrating Staff We have created celebration boards for each of our staff members. We invite you to celebrate our staff members with us. If you would like to give your teacher a note, please feel free to complete an EPIC note which is available at the front office. Our office staff will make sure it gets put on their celebration board. Here's what's coming! Please access the school calendar for specific times.

February 23  Wish Week Assembly
February 28  Student Council Meeting
March 9  EPIC Assembly
March 13  Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 14  Student Council Meeting
March 15  Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 19-23  No School for students or staff - Spring Break

The Principal Chronicles continue ... As I write this we are just coming off of a three day weekend (four day weekend if you are under the age of 18) as DCSD had a professional development day last Friday. The coolest part of our day was getting together as an entire feeder. We were able to connect teachers feeder-wide to discuss kids, and most importantly, to help us begin the work of aligning;' l as a feeder. It's hard work but so very rewarding. Who doesn't love to be a part of the Chap Family? On the personal side, many of my loyal readers know, I received an Instant Pot for Christmas and we have been Instant Potting up a storm at our house. The two big Instant Pot challenges we completed this weekend were: my youngest's first attempt at Instant Pot dessert, and a giant Instant Pot pancake. The Pancake was a fail, I didn't use the correct kind of oil to keep it from sticking so the giant pancake came out in many chunks - over half was still in the pot. Plus neither one of my girls liked the taste of the pancake. Apparently, if I added 1000 grams of sugar to the pancake they might consider eating it in the future. Sadly, not even the dog would eat the leftovers, so like many of my personal challenges, this was a fail. The Instant Pot dessert was a different story. My youngest wanted to make a Molten Chocolate Pudding Cake. Basically, a big sugar filled gooey brownie. The hardest part for me was to let her do the entire thing herself. She was very unsure of herself and was constantly asking if this was right or that was right but I just sat there and didn't say a word. It was tough, but after about 47 questions, she finally figured out she was on her own. In the end, it turned out pretty well. Maybe it was the sugar but everyone ate it except for the dog since chocolate is bad for dogs. That is it for this week, tune in next week when I babble on about useless and strange things. See you next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


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